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American, Bar, Pub
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118 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-2006
+1 213-622-4090
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great bar, fantastic french dip. Spicy horseradish sauce. This place is top notch. I used to LOVE that "other" french dip restaurant but this one take the cake. It is truly the dip you imagine. Good cocktails and great service. Plus you can pee where Mickey Cohen used to pee. If you are downtown this place is not something you... More 

Thank jeromer24
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch with my visiting parents. The food was great but service was not really up to par, the counter was crazy busy and it didn't feel like they were staffed well enough to handle it. One person was also a bit rude to my mom- probably overwhelmed by the rush- but still left a sour taste. Decor... More 

Thank cash d
Los Angeles, California
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517 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A buddy and I decided to compare the French dip sandwiches at Cole's and Philippe's. Cole's is the winner, hands down. It features better bread and more meat. And to top it off, the atmosphere at Cole's is fantastic. From the classic decor to the great bar, featuring a small, but good selection, of CA beers, and knowledgable, friendly bartenders.... More 

Thank Max G
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Walked to the location from the hotel. Service was great. The drinks were fabulous and had a variety to satisfy everyone in the party. They also serve the drinks with ice "cubes". I don't see that very often anymore. We started in the bar area and since our group continued to grow they easily accommodated us at a table in... More 

Thank GISGoddess
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Came here with my son for a late lunch during happy hour. Plenty choices under $10; I had the Big Dipper and my son one of the sliders. Choice of meats which great - we both had pork which was excellent. This place hasn't changed much since 1908 so in trendy California, this is so refreshing. No avocado/bean sprout/kale/gluten free... More 

Thank Norway_in_Stamford
Cedar Park, Texas
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206 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I could spend time in this review telling you about how great the sammich was, how crispy and spicy the sweet potato fries were mixed in with tater tots, or how perfect the bread was. Or - you can just give it a shot and be pleasantly surprised at how good a simple sandwich can be when done right. Just... More 

Thank Adrian S
York, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Enjoy a roast beef dip, or any other meat sandwiches, from the menu...Visit the menu on line...The garlic fries, mustard, and pickle are not for the mild crowd...Worth the visit, if only just to say you were there. Friendly and helpful staff

Thank retiredchuck
Dallas, TX
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147 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in Cole's at LAX terminal 46B on recent trip thru area. I was pleasantly surprised with my Pastrami Dip-- almost as good as Slyman's in Cleveland. It's in airport so not cheap but the Dip and a local IPA sure made my trip go smoother!

Thank NTXDiver
Irvine, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

One of the oldest bars in Downtown LA, Coles had a speak easy upstairs during prohibition. Unbelievable Beef Dips and Pastrami sandwiches at the bar. Very friendly staff. Been here twice and both times there were a number of bar employees from local bars stopping here after work. You know it is good if the pros make it their place

Thank davelink1120
New York, New York, United States
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I like this old school place that still delivers a classy atmosphere with delicious cocktails. The bar and eating area have a great vibe and there are some happy hour specials. The lamb and prime rib sandwiches we got to go were great -- didn't order the sides since the sandwich was my focus. Speakeasy: Definitely worth checking out! You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-2006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-622-4090

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Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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